SOMNATH RAS-Benefits, Ingredients, Indications, Dosage, Usage, Preparation, Side effects, Equivalent Medicines, Research Papers

Somnath ras is an Ayurvedic medicine used in the management of genitourinary disorders. This tablet contains mineral ingredients along with herbs. This medicine should only take as per the direction by a physician.

BENEFITS OF SOMNATH RAS

  • This medicine popularly used in the management of genitourinary disorders.
  • As per Ayurvedic classics, it balances the vata, kapha dosha.
  • It is effective in heavy menstrual bleeding.

INDICATIONS OF SOMNATH RAS

  • Bahu mutrata – increased frequency of urination
  • Yoni sula – dysmenorrhoea
  • Medhrasula – pain on genital organs
  • Katisula – low backache
  • Rakta pradara – menorrhagia
  • Pradara – leucorrhoea

INGREDIENTS OF SOMNATH RAS

SL.NOSANSKRIT NAMEENGLISHLATINQUANTITYACTION
1LOHA BHASMAbhasma of Iron 2 parttonic and rejuvenator
2PARADAPurified mercury 1partfast relieve from symptoms
3GANDHAKAPurified sulphur   1partrejevunator
4VIDANGA Embelia ribes1partAction against infections
5ELAcardamomElattaria cardamomum1partBalances kapha and vata
6AMALAKIIndian gooseberryEmblica officinalis1partrejuvenator
7PATHA Cyclea peltata1partBalances vata, kapha
8PATRA Cinnamomum tamala1partBalances kapha and vata
9DADIMA Punica granatum1partEffective in digestive problems
10HARIDRA curcuma longa1partAntibacterial action
11DARUHARIDRA Berberis aristata1partBalances kapha, pitta
12JEERAKACuminCuminum cyminum1partcarminative
13LODHRA Symplocos racemosa1partAction on diarrhoea and dysentery
14CHANDANASandalwoodSantalum album1partBalances pitta dosha and rakta dhatu
15GUGGULUIndian bedeliumCommiphora mukul1partanalgesic
16GOKSHURASmall caltropsTribulus terrestris1partDiuretic action
17RASANJANAExtract of Berberis aristata 1partBalances vata and pitta
18VIRANA Vetiveria zizanoides1partBalances pitta dosha
19JAMBU Eugenia jambolana1partEffective in diabetes
20SHALA Shorea robusta1part 
21ARJUNA Terminalia arjuna1partEffective in heart diseases
22TANKANAborax 1partThe beneficiary effect in the genitourinary system

METHOD OF PREPARATION

Purified mercury and sulphur triturated first to prepare a black coloured mixture known as kajjali. Kajjali grounded with rest of the drugs and goat’s milk then tablets are made.

  • Detoxification of Parada – Ground with the juice of Aloe vera, Triphala(Terminalia chebula, Terminalia bellerica, Emblica officinalis), the root of chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica) each for 7 days.
  • Detoxification of Gandhaka – fried in ghee and dipped in cow’s milk repeated for 7 times.
  • Purification of tankana – by heating water losses and become powder form
  • Purification of loha –  Heated and immersed in sesame oil, buttermilk, cow’s urine, gruel and decoction of kulatha (Dolichos biflorus) in that order for seven days in each liquid.

DOSHA- DUSHYA PREDOMINANCE AND ROGA MARGA

  • Dosha – This medicine is recommended for the treatment of vata, kapha dosha imbalance
  • Dushya-  useful in diseases affecting rasadhatu and raktha dhatu – bleeding
  • Roga marga – Useful in diseases affecting abhyantara roga marga – menorrhagia, urinary diseases.

DOSAGE AND USAGE

Take 125 to 250 mg after food once or twice daily or as directed by an Ayurvedic doctor.

EXERCISES AND YOGA

Yoga and Pranayama are a set of breathing and stretching exercises respectively, widely practised in the treatment of many diseases.

Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – for getting calmness to the mind provide overall health

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.

              RECOMMENDED DIET AND BEHAVIOUR

  • Avoid food items which produce dosha imbalance like cold, more salty, sour and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items
  • Avoid heavy exercises during bleeding conditions.
  • Consume wholesome diet.
  • Should take the diet according to digestive capacity and season, the place of living.

SIDE EFFECTS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS

  • This medicine should only take as per the direction of the physician.
  • Improper administration and overdosage leads to side effects.
  • Can this medicine be used while taking Allopathic medicines?

                    Seek your doctor’s advice if you are taking this medicine along with Allopathic medicines.

  • How long the medicine can be used?

            Duration of medicinal administration is based on your stage of the disease. Before taking medicine consult an Ayurvedic physician.

  • Is this medicine habit forming?

    This medicine is not habit-forming. After using for a prescribed period gradually decrease the dose and eventually stop it.

      CLASSICAL REFERENCE

  • Rasachandamshu
  • Bhaishajya ratnavali

EQUIVALENT MEDICINES

  • Pradara ripu rasa
  • Pushyanuga churna            for menorrhagia
  • Bolbadha ras
  • Hemanath ras – for increased frequency of urination

       AVAILABLE BRANDS

  • Baidyanath
  • Dabur
  • Uma ayurvedics

          RESEARCH PAPERS

  1. Anti-inflammatory activity of root and fruit of gokshura (tribulus terrestris linn.) in albino rats

https://ijapr.in/index.php/ijapr/article/view/690

  • Clinical evaluation of gokshura in dysuria

http://advancejournals.org/Advances-in-Biology-and-BioMedicine/article/clinical-evaluation-of-gokshura-species-in-mutrakrichchra-dysuria/

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Dr. Rajesh Nair Consultant, Ayurveda Medicine, India

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